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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,916 3,141 66.6 65.0-68.1 1,775 33.4 31.9-35.0
GENDER
Male 1,841 1,138 65.8 63.3-68.2 703 34.2 31.8-36.7
Female 3,075 2,003 67.3 65.4-69.1 1,072 32.7 30.9-34.6
RACE
White 3,903 2,441 64.9 63.2-66.5 1,462 35.1 33.5-36.8
African American 853 581 68.9 65.0-72.5 272 31.1 27.5-35.0
Other 119 89 81.0 72.3-87.5 30 19.0 12.5-27.7
HISPANIC
Yes 120 82 73.4 63.1-81.7 38 26.6 18.3-36.9
No 4,758 3,042 66.4 64.9-68.0 1,716 33.6 32.0-35.1
AGE
18-24 196 184 92.7 86.3-96.2 12 7.3 3.8-13.7
25-34 646 545 84.0 80.5-87.0 101 16.0 13.0-19.5
35-44 901 676 75.5 72.2-78.6 225 24.5 21.4-27.8
45-54 1,059 678 63.2 59.9-66.5 381 36.8 33.5-40.1
55-64 934 504 53.6 50.0-57.2 430 46.4 42.8-50.0
65+ 1,132 526 47.1 43.8-50.5 606 52.9 49.5-56.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 560 299 59.2 54.3-63.9 261 40.8 36.1-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,447 905 66.2 63.2-68.9 542 33.8 31.1-36.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,274 832 68.1 65.1-70.9 442 31.9 29.1-34.9
College Graduate 1,627 1,100 68.8 66.2-71.2 527 31.2 28.8-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 538 284 56.8 51.4-62.1 254 43.2 37.9-48.6
$15,000- $24,999 761 484 69.5 65.6-73.1 277 30.5 26.9-34.4
$25,000- $34,999 591 403 70.0 65.5-74.1 188 30.0 25.9-34.5
$35,000- $49,999 752 505 70.5 66.7-74.0 247 29.5 26.0-33.3
$50,000+ 1,657 1,109 67.8 65.2-70.2 548 32.2 29.8-34.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 311 203 67.0 60.8-72.6 108 33.0 27.4-39.2
Appalachia II 586 363 65.5 61.0-69.7 223 34.5 30.3-39.0
Appalachia III 401 258 68.2 62.8-73.1 143 31.8 26.9-37.2
Catawba 325 213 69.1 63.4-74.3 112 30.9 25.7-36.6
Edisto Savannah 365 243 63.8 57.2-69.9 122 36.2 30.1-42.8
Low Country 245 154 65.6 58.4-72.2 91 34.4 27.8-41.6
Palmetto 746 479 65.8 61.7-69.7 267 34.2 30.3-38.3
Pee Dee 349 236 73.3 68.0-78.0 113 26.7 22.0-32.0
Trident 604 389 67.1 62.7-71.1 215 32.9 28.9-37.3
Upper Savannah 242 139 60.8 53.5-67.6 103 39.2 32.4-46.5
Waccamaw 425 251 60.6 55.0-66.0 174 39.4 34.0-45.0
Wateree 264 181 73.8 67.7-79.2 83 26.2 20.8-32.3

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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